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About Duck, North Carolina

Approximate Location Boundaries: The small resort town of Duck is positioned between the Atlantic Ocean and Currituck Sound at the north end of the Outer Banks and is Dare County’s northernmost community.

Zip Code: 27949

Location Characteristics: The Town of Duck is one of the most popular resort destinations on the east coast of the United States. Duck is the Outer Banks newest town, incorporated in May 2002. The town of Duck is a beautiful mix of nature and seaside homes. 

Duck is a desired area to own a home due to its easily accessible shopping and restaurant areas, and well laid out subdivisions.  Duck offers some of the best homes on the Outer Banks. Many of the subdivisions in Duck offer community amenities.  Homes that offer community amenities in addition to in home amenities often experience a longer rental season.  The amenities vary from community to community.  Duck is an excellent choice for vacation or investment home ownership.

Duck has worked consistently over the last few years to improve the amenities offered by the town. It now offers a town park and soundside boardwalk, located in the heart of town. The amenities in the park include: gazebo, public kayak/canoe launch, playground, picnic area, and walking trails.  The Duck Town Park is home to many events throughout the summer including a summer concert series and morning exercise classes. Just north of town is the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Research Pier, a fascinating world-renowned coastal research facility that is open to the public for tours, which was created to study the processes of the surrounding barrier islands. Duck is nationally-recognized as one of the "Top 15 Family-Friendly Beaches in America" by the Travel Channel in 2002 and was recently named one of the Top 10 "Fido-Friendly" Beaches in the U.S.

Real Estate Market Snapshot: The Duck real estate market has been a buyer’s market for the past several years and has been very active. As prices stabilize, a dramatic shift appears to be in store for us. Currently, prices remain very reasonable. Since the sold prices for the Outer Banks real estate market has bottomed for many vacation rental properties, the return-on-investment ratios are the BEST that it’s going to get. Properties are selling and financing is available to qualified buyers. As demand continues to grow and should the inventory of real estate properties continue to shrink, real estate prices will rise. As prices begin to rise, the return-on-investment will be decrease.

If you have been thinking about purchasing an Outer Banks home, whether for retirement, for relocation, as income producing vacation investment property or as a vacation getaway, things won’t get much better. Now is the time to come in and talk with “Your Full-Time, Overtime, Anytime OBX Realtors”. We will provide you all the crucial information you need to make the best decision.  Please contact us to request our FREE monthly OBX real estate newsletter and our quarterly update with OBX Real Estate Market Statistics. We will keep you posted on the most current OBX real estate developments so you can have an edge on others when searching for Outer Banks real estate.

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Posted on July 2, 2012 at 2:24 pm by Hugh "Scooter" Willey